technology

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SUNY Buffalo State College officially opened its state-of-the-art Technology Building on Thursday. The facility cost $36.5 million and was paid for through the SUNY Construction Fund.

The new building is 35% more energy efficient than another facility of the same size and build. It is equipped with PV solar panels that produce 50 kilowatts of electricity, as well as a lower roof with vegetation that helps reduce storm water runoff, and aids heating and cooling.

The building is expected to be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or LEED Gold certified by the United States Green Building Council.

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Making the decision to change careers and return to education can be daunting in a challenging job market. Western New York native Sabrina Cascucci left a stable job to go back to college at 38-years old to try and make an impact in the field of medical technology.

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A large number of schools across the state will receive $87 million to be used for technology. The state Education Department announced that low-income public and charter schools will be receiving a voucher that can be used to purchase computer software, hardware and equipment needed for computer networks and technology infrastructure.

The funding is being channeled to schools across the state as part of a settlement reached between the Education Department and the Microsoft Corporation in 2006.*

State Education Department Spokesman Tom Dunn says the money’s arriving at a good time.

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While lots of industries turned to information technology long ago to improve efficiency, accuracy and collaboration, until now, health care has lagged behind. Now, a big project has aimed to leverage IT in  health care in the state’s rural North Country.

NYS Science & Technology Law Center

Law students have often been used to help solve so-called ‘cold-cases’, but criminal law isn’t the only place their skills are being put to use.

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